Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 11th June 1989
from records kept by Christopher Smith
So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Bruno Brookes broadcast from 5-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 5th to Saturday 10th June 1989.
This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases.
This week, thirty years ago, there were seven new entry’s, fifteen climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Gladys Knight – “Licence To Kill”
Gladys Knight is back in the UK top 40 for the first time in four years and not only that she is performing the title track to the brand new James Bond film that is out next Friday here!
39. Living In A Box – “Gatecrashing”
As are Richard, Marcus and Tich with the follow up to “Blow The House Down” back in March with their new album of the same name coming out at the end of this month.
38. The Bangles – “Eternal Flame”
Still going strong are former chart toppers The Bangles in their twelfth week on the top 40 but falling eleven places.
37. New Model Army – “Green And Grey”
Going nowhere are NMA, they got a new entry last week and stay right where they came in this week!
36. Malcolm McLaren – “Waltz Darling”
Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren is back in the UK singles chart after a gap of five years with a new entry and the title track of his forthcoming fourth studio album.
35. Deacon Blue – “Fergus Sings The Blues”
Ricky Ross and Co. fall seven places this week with their latest and third single from their current album “When The World Knows Your Name”.
34. Karyn White – “Superwoman”
And there’s a new entry and a UK chart debut for LA born singer Karyn white now with a song that went to No.8 Stateside last year, can she replicate that success here…?
33. Jennifer Rush and Plácido Domingo – “Till I Loved You”
Jennifer Rush is back on the top 40, she gets a new entry teaming up with Spanish Opera star Placido with a song from the new musical Goya.
32. Roxette – “The Look”
Per and Maria fall eight this week but get a tenth week on the top 40 altogether. Look out for future singles from their current album “Look Sharp” that has already sold over four million copies globally!
31. The Bangles – “Be With You”
And look who are back with their second top 40 entry this week, The Bangles with the follow up to this year’s biggest selling single at No.38 and the third track to come from their latest album “Everything”.
30. Clannad and Bono – “In A Lifetime”
This week’s highest new entry comes from Irish band Clannad who team up with U2’s lead singer Bono with a single that was originally released three years ago and got to No.20, can they beat it this time around?
29. Tom Petty – “I Won’t Back Down”
Tom Petty has seen a reversal in fortune this week, he slipped one place last week but goes up six places this week! Congratulations Tom!
28. R.E.M. – “Orange Crush”
Meanwhile R.E.M. got a new entry last week with only their second UK top 40 showing, this week they climb eleven places with the lead single from their new album “Green”.
27. Sam Brown – “Can I Get A Witness?”
Sam Brown falls six this week with her second single released from her debut album “Stop”.
26. Cappella – “Helyom Halib”
Cappella also drop six places this week and out of the top twenty with their debut single that has been a huge success in clubs and on the dance chart.
25. Edelweiss – “Bring Me Edelweiss”
The former top five hit from German-Austrian singers and dancers Edelweiss falls ten places this week and also out of the top twenty.
24. Paula Abdul – “Forever Your Girl”
But Paula Abdul climbs two more places this week with the title track from her debut album that climbs to No.28 on this weeks album chart.
23. Bobby Brown – “Every Little Step”
Bobby is down nine places this week with the third single from “Don’t Be Cruel” that slips two to No.7 on this weeks album chart.
22. Donna Allen – “Joy And Pain”
It’s good news though for Donna Allen, she made a comeback to the UK top 40 last week and gets this week’s highest climber, up sixteen places with a song that has already made No.3 on the US R’n’B chart.
21. The London Boys – “Requiem”
Dennis and Edem – The London Boys – are out of the top twenty this week, they fall eight places with their first UK chart hit.
20. Bananarama – “Cruel Summer ’89”
Bananarama are back in the top twenty for the fourteenth time, they were new last week and climb thirteen places this week with a re-recording of their 1983 No.8 hit. Could they better it with this version…?
19. Tone Loc – “Funky Cold Medina”
Tone Loc dropped three places last week and he does the same this week but gets a fourth week in the top twenty in total.
18. Kylie Minogue – “Hand On Your Heart”
Kylie falls seven this week with her former number one and the first new single since her enormously successful debut album and her five previous top two hits.
17. Fuzzbox – “Pink Sunshine”
And Fuzzbox are back in the top twenty for the second time, they are up five places this week with the follow up to “International Rescue” which reached No.11 back in March.
16. Double trouble and The Rebel MC – “Just Keep Rockin'”
Double Trouble do the double for a second week running, climbing two more places this week with their UK chart debut together with rapper The Rebel MC.
15. Transvision Vamp – “The Only One”
Transvision Vamp get their third UK top twenty hit this week as they go up ten places following their new entry last week with the follow up to “Baby I Don’t Care”.
14. Hillsborough – “Ferry Across The Mersey”
The former three week chart topper from Gerry Marsden, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, The Christians and producers Stock Aitken Waterman falls eleven places this week and right out of the top five and the top ten.
13. Lynne Hamilton – “On The Inside”
Following them is Lynne Hamilton who drops six places with the theme from Prisoner: Cell Block H.
12. D-Mob – “It Is Time To Get Funky”
While Danny “D-Mob” Poku climbs seven this week with his second single and his second top twenty hit, the follow up to “We Call it Acieed”.
11. The Beautiful South – “Song For Whoever”
It’s been another good week for Paul, Dave and Briana with their debut single, up twelve for them this week and sitting themselves just outside the top ten.
10. Neneh Cherry – “Manchild”
Neneh falls just one place this week with her second UK top ten hit but she gets the highest new entry on this week’s album chart, straight into No.2 with her debut “Raw Like Sushi“!
9. Donna Summer – “I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt”
Donna fell on last week’s top 40, but gets a boost back up this week, one place with her second top 10 hit from her current album “Another Place And Time“.
8. Cyndi Lauper – “I Drove All Night”
Cyndi Lauper has had another great week, climbing nine places and back into the UK top ten for the first time in three years.
7. Natalie Cole – “Miss You Like Crazy”
Meanwhile, Natalie Cole falls three places this week with the biggest UK chart hit of her career so far.
6. Guns’N’Roses – “Sweet Child O’Mine”
Guns’N’Roses continue to climb, two more places for them this week and equalling “Paradice City”‘s UK chart high two months ago.
5. Madonna – “Express Yourself”
Madonna gets a non-mover this week with the second single from her recent number one album “Like A Prayer“.
4. Sinitta – “Right Back Where We Started From”
But Sinitta climbs two places this week and back into the top five to equal “Toy Boy”‘s UK chart peak back in September 1987!
3. Soul II Soul – “Back To Life”
And Soul II Soul get their biggest UK chart hit as they climb eight places this week, two higher than “Keep On Movin'” achieved back in March!
2. Cliff Richard – “The Best Of Me”
Last week’s second highest new entry sticks in second place for a second week for Cliff Richard with his 100th UK single release of his career.
1. Jason Donovan – “Sealed With A Kiss”
Which means there’s no change at the top for a second week for Jason Donovan with his version of Brian Hyland’s 1962 hit and also remains top of the album chart too with his debut long player “Ten Good Reasons“. Can he make the double a third week running, there’s only one way to find out…!